Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys


Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Release date:
March 22, 2011

Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother's was worth a pocket watch.

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina is preparing for art school, first dates, and all that summer has to offer. But one night, the Soviet secret police barge violently into her home, deporting her along with her mother and younger brother. They are being sent to Siberia. Lina's father has been separated from the family and sentenced to death in a prison camp. All is lost.

Lina fights for her life, fearless, vowing that if she survives she will honor her family, and the thousands like hers, by documenting their experience in her art and writing. She risks everything to use her art as messages, hoping they will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive.

It is a long and harrowing journey, and it is only their incredible strength, love, and hope that pull Lina and her family through each day. But will love be enough to keep them alive?

Between Shades of Gray is a riveting novel that steals your breath, captures your heart, and reveals the miraculous nature of the human spirit.

If you haven't already, I highly suggest taking the time to visit the Between Shades of Gray website and watching the author video. As soon as I watched it, I wanted a copy of the book right away. This definitely doesn't sound like an easy read, however, it sounds memorable and deeply moving.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine.

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds pretty deep and even hard to read, but some of the most amazing novels are tough ones, too (like Wintergirls). This one's on my wishlist, too :D

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